Calendar of Lowcountry Events

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 7, 2012 

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ARTS

Theater

"Lend Me a Tenor": 8 p.m. Feb. 7-26, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Preview on Feb. 7-8 is $39 for adults, $27 for children. Tickets on Feb. 9-26 are $44 for adults, $31 for children. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"The Exonerated," a staged reading presented by Misspent Youth Productions: Feb. 10-11, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $7. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Becoming Harriet", a one-woman performance about Harriet Tubman by Natalie E. Daise: 1 p.m. Feb. 11, Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium, Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet. Reservations required. 843-235-6000. www.brookgreen.org

"Mystery of the Missing Heart" as part of the Red Dam Baptist Church Valentines Banquet: 6 p.m. Feb. 11, Red Dam Baptist Church, 488 Red Dam Church Road, Hardeeville. Free. 843-784-6083. www.reddambaptistchurch.org

"Diary of Adam and Eve," presented by the Beaufort Theatre Company: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" presented by the Hilton Head Preparatory School Performing Arts Department: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-18 and 2 p.m. Feb. 19, Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head. $20; $15 for seniors/matinee; $10 for students. 404-538-0333

"The Cocktail Hour," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: Feb. 16-March 4, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," presented by The May River Theatre Co.: 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 18, 24, 25, March 2 and 3 and 3 p.m. Feb. 19, 26 and March 4, Bluffton Town Hall's Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. $20. 843-837-7798. www.mayriverhteatre.com

"The Pillowman," a staged reading presented by Palmetto Theater Experiment: Feb. 17-18, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $7. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Tyler Perry's "The Haves and The Have Nots": 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $32.50-$35.50. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

"Spring Awakening," presented by Savannah College of Art and Design's Performing Arts Department: 8 p.m. Feb. 29-March 3, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $20; $15 for seniors or military. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

The Acting Company presents Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors": 8 p.m. March 2, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $47; $33 for children; $43 for groups. 843-842-ARTS. www.artshhi.com

"Menopause The Musical": 7:30 p.m. March 8-10 and 2 p.m. March 10, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $47-$53. 912-525-5050. www.lucastheatre.com

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," presented by the Beaufort Theatre Company: 7:30 p.m. March 15-17 and 3 p.m. March 18, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

"Driving Miss Daisy": March 17-April 1, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"The Clean House," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: March 22-April 8, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136B Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057

"Catholic School Girls," presented by Misspent Youth Productions: March 22-25 and March 29-April 1, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students 13 and older; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Wicked": April 18-April 29, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. 843-529-5050. www.coliseumpac.com

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": April 25-May 27, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"Tea at Five," presented by South Carolina Repertory Company: May 1-13, South Carolina Repertory Company, 136 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-342-2057. www.hiltonheadtheatre.com

"Wizard of Oz," presented by the Beaufort Children's Theatre: May 17-20, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile," presented by Palmetto Theater Experiment: May 31-June 3 and June 7-10, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students 13 and older; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Shout! The Mod Musical": June 19-July 29, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787. www.artshhi.com

"W;T," presented by Misspent Youth Productions: Sept. 6-9 and Sept. 13-16, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students 13 and older; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"The Misanthrope" presented by Palmetto Theater Experiment: Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $17; $12 for students 13 and older; $7 for children 12 and younger; $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Auditions

Reel Kids Televison audition workshop for kids 5-12: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 11, Booksalicious, 14 Promenade St., Bluffton. Free. 843-815-5439. reelkidscarolina@yahoo.com

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" auditions for ages 15-65: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. by appointment, Feb. 12, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Please prepare one song or two contrasting songs. For an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 236 or email gragland@artshhi.com.

"Shout! The Mod Musical" auditions for ages 15-65: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. by appointment, Feb. 12, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Please prepare one song or two contrasting songs. For an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 236 or email gragland@artshhi.com.

Dance

"ArtStart Pre-Dance" -- designed to enhance kinesthetic awareness and develop motor movement skills in ages 2-5: 11-11:45 a.m. (for ages 2-3) and noon-12:45 p.m. (for ages 4-5) Wednesdays through Feb. 29, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $60. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"The Dream" presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design performing arts: 8 p.m. Feb. 9-11, 3 p.m. Feb. 12, Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St., Savannah. $10; $5 for students, seniors and military. Free for SCAD students Feb. 9. 912-525-5050. www.tickets.scadboxoffice.com

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Hilton Head/Bluffton presents Trophy Ball: 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 10, Seaquins Ballroom, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-837-6161.

"Riverdance": 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $36-$65. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

Music

Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," presented by Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. Feb. 8, The Seabrook, Greenwood Avenue, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-715-2610

Wagner's "Gotterdammerung," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12 p.m. Feb. 11, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

"Pure Gospel: Authentic Reflections II" presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir: 5 p.m. Feb. 11, Calvary Baptist Church, 620 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston. $25; $15 for seniors/students. 866-811-4111. www.csogospel.com

"Spring Awakening: Bruch and Schumann," with German maestro Ulf Hoelscher, presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $16-$55. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, presented by the Savannah Musical Festival Live Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St., Savannah. $55. 912-525-5050. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

Barbershoppers' Singing Valentines: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 14. $40. 843-970-9517

First Presbyterian Church Valentine Concert Benefit: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-3696.

Mary Green Choral's debut concert, "This Shining Night ... A Midwinter Celebration": Benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Beaufort County. 8 p.m. Feb. 18, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $5-$75. 843-681-2200. www.NAMIBeaufortCounty.com

Solo organ recital with Jared Johnson of Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbia: 4 p.m. Feb. 19, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-681-8333

Brooklyn Rider Quartet presented by the University of South Carolina Beaufort Festival Series: 5 p.m. Feb. 19, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $40. 843-208-8246. www.uscb.edu/festivalseries

"Celebrating Our Heritage Through the Songs of Our Ancestors" featuring the Technical College of the Lowcountry Gospel Choir: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Frissell Community House. Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island. Free. www.penncenter.com

Verdi's "Ernani," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12:55 p.m. Feb. 25, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

"Razzle Dazzle 'Em!" presented by The Hilton Head Shore Notes women's a cappella chorus: 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Hilton Head Island High School's Visual & Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. Featured guests are the HH Plantation Big Band and The Vocal Jazz Project. Tickets are $15 and available at Burke's Pharmacy, Pretty Papers, Markel's and All Four Paws. A portion of the profits will be donated to the musical enrichment program at Memory Matters. www.hiltonheadshorenotes.com

Violinist Emma Steele: 5 p.m. Feb. 26, Fripp Island Community Centre, 205 Tarpon Blvd, Fripp Island. $20; $10 for students. 843-838-6655. www.islc.net/friendsofmusic

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, presented by the Savannah Musical Festival Live Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. March 1, Trustees Theater, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $28-$80. 912-525-5050. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

"Mendelssohn Mania," presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. March 1 and 3 p.m. March 4, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $35. 877-548-3237. www.beaufortorchestra.org

"Chamber Music Concert No. 3 -- Brass Recital," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 5 p.m. March 4, Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

Verdi's "Attila," presented by Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. March 14, The Seabrook, Greenwood Avenue, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-715-2610

Chamber Music Charleston -- music for strings and guitar: 7:30 p.m. March 26, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $20. 843-763-4941. www.chambermusiccharleston.org

"From Salzburg with Love," presented by Charleston Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Orchestra: 8 p.m. March 26, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. $44. 888-860-2787. www.tickets.artshhi.com

Massenet's "Manon," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: noon April 7, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," presented by Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. April 11, The Seabrook, Greenwood Avenue, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-715-2610

Verdi's "La Traviata," presented by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 12:55 p.m. April 14, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $20. 843-521-4145. www.uscb.edu

"A Night of Great Opera," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. April 21, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

"Chamber Music Concert No. 4 -- Beethoven, Dohnayi and Naughtin," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 5 p.m. April 22, Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

Soprano Sandrine Piau, presented by the Savannah Musical Festival Live Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. April 23, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St., Savannah. $45. 912-525-5050. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

"Primavera Pops," presented by Beaufort Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. May 3 and 3 p.m. May 6, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. $35. 877-548-3237. www.beaufortorchestra.org

Lehar's "The Merry Widow," presented by Opera Lovers of Hilton Head: 1 p.m. May 9, The Seabrook, Greenwood Avenue, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-715-2610

"Season Finale: Schubert & Bruckner," presented by the Savannah Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. May 19, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-525-5050. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

Rehearsals

Hilton Head Barbershop Chorus: Guests and prospective members welcome. 3-6 p.m. Mondays, Country Club of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-9517, 843-384-9480. www.hhibarbershoppers.org

Beaufort Belles women's chorus: New members welcome. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Baptist Church of Beaufort, Church St., Beaufort. 843-524-1888, 843-838-5787. www.beaufortbelles.com

The Shore Notes (Sweet Adelines): Guests and prospective members welcome. 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-705-6852. www.hiltonheadshorenotes.com

Beaufort Harbormasters: 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. www.beaufortharbormasters.org

Hilton Head Jazz Ensemble: The group plays Big Band charts. Guests welcome. 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Plantation House, Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2284. lv2cook@roadrunner.com

Lowcountry Chorale: Men and women invited. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John's Lutheran Church, 157 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort. 843-521-1017

Visual arts and exhibits

Karis Art Gallery Jewelry Show Week: Jewelry artists will be featured all through Feb. 12, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, C-4 Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. An artists reception is 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9. 843-785-5100. www.karisartgallery.com

2012 All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour "Exhibit of Floral Art": Feb. 8-March 16, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. An artist's reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

"Springtime Made in the South": 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 10-11; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 12, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Drive, Hutchinson Island. $7. 704-847-9480.

"Gullah Art: A Legacy of Preservation" -- a traveling art exhibition by the Chuma Art Gallery of Charleston: Exhibit runs through March 24. Opening reception is 1-5 p.m. Feb. 11, The York W. Bailey Museum at the Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island. $5. www.penncenter.com

"Celebration of Love" artists reception: noon-5 p.m. Feb. 11, Red Piano Too Art Gallery, 870 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island. Free. 843-838-2241. www.RedPianoToo.com

"Have a Heart/Buy Local Art" art walk: 3-7 p.m. Feb. 17, old town Bluffton galleries. Each gallery will donate a portion of sales from this event to the Heart Association of Bluffton.

"Organics: The Nature of Art" -- photography by Gary Geboy and fiber art by Kim Keats: Exhibit runs through Feb. 19, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort.

Art of collagist James Denmark and grandson Dimitri: Exhibit runs through Feb. 29, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

"Slavery By Another Name" -- paintings and assemblages by Robert Claiborne Morris: Exhibit runs through March 4, Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Savannah. Free for Telfair Museums members; $20 for nonmembers. 912-790-8800. www.telfair.org

"Color Melange" by Bonnie L. Mason presented by Society of Bluffton Artists: Exhibit turns through March 10. A reception for the artist will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the gallery. Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, corner of Church and Calhoun streets, Bluffton. 843-757-6586

"Field Hands" by Brian Antoine Woods presented by Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs: Runs through June 29, Midtown Municipal Building, 601 E. 66th St., Savannah.

Call for artists

Third annual A.R.T. Art Recycled from Trash: April 2-April 28, Picture This Gallery, 78 D Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. Applications due by March 1 are $25 each (two maximum). All original artwork must be at least 75 percent recycled, re-used and repurposed from elements that were originally manufactured. 843-842-5299. www.picturethishiltonhead.com

Open studios and classes

"Draw What You See -- Continue Your Journey," with Mary Grayson Segars: 9:30 a.m.-noon or 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 7 (morning only), Feb. 14, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 (evening only), ArtLofts, 208B Carteret St., Beaufort. $125. 843-252-8346. www.artloftsbeaufort.com

Mixed Media Collage: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $125 full session; materials included. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Intermediate Jewelry Making" with Lydia Chojnacki: 1-5 p.m. Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Instructor's Studio, Hilton Head Island. $80 for members; $100 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Brick by Brick -- Drawing" with the Academy Team: 1-4 p.m., Fridays through March 23, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $240 for members; $280 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"How to Take Better Photos," with Chris Mitts: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 4, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Acting for the Camera" television workshop for ages 13 and older: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4, 14 Promenade St., Bluffton. 843-227-0786

"Watercolor Workshop," with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 7 and 21, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Beginning Photography," with Paul Nurnberg: Wednesdays through Feb. 8, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $200. 912-429-0189. class@nurnbergphoto.com

"Anything Goes -- Water Mixable Oils" with Jay Kenaga: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 8-10, Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. $100 for three classes; paint included. 843-838-3205 or ejlong@islc.net. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"Beginning Acrylics" with Rosemary Hurkamp: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $90 for members; $105 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Painting the Lowcountry -- Oil," with Mary Segars: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 10, 13 and 14, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $150 for members; $170 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Feather Jewelry," with Susan Stone: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 11, ArtLofts, 208B Carteret St., Beaufort. $30, plus materials. 843-441-7493. www.artloftsbeaufort.com

"Couples Clay Weekend Workshop": 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 11, Savannah's Place for Art, Culture and Education (S.P.A.C.E.), 9 W. Henry St., Savannah. $20. Registration is limited to students ages 17 and older. 912-651-6783. www.savannahga.gov/arts

"Perspective & Proportion in Painting" with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays through Feb. 13, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Realism! Painting It in Watercolor" with Ted Jordan: 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays through Feb. 14, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Animal Portraits--All Painting Media Including Clay" with Alex Sharma: 1-4 p.m., Wednesdays through Feb. 15, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Last Steps to a Finished Painting," with Mary Kelly: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 16, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Introduction to Pastels" with Eve Miller: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 16, Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. $60. 843-838-3205 or ejlong@islc.net. www.beaufortartassociation.com

"Landscape -- All Media" with Don & Joyce Nagel: 1-4 p.m., Thursdays through Feb. 16, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"The Watercolor Experience from Start to Finish" with Alex Sharma: 9 a.m.-noon, Fridays through Feb. 17, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Underpainting for Pastels" with Eve Miller: 1-4 p.m., Feb. 17, Beaufort Art Association, 913 Bay St., Beaufort. $60. 843-838-3205 or ejlong@islc.net. www.beaufortartassociation.com

Gullah Art Class: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 18, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $50. 843-689-6767 ext. 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

"Explore More Acrylic Gels & Mediums for Water Media" with Lynda Potter: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 18, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $60 for members; $70 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Color Theory," with Alexandra Sharma: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 20, 23 and 27, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $150 for members; $170 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Dynamic Acrylics with Mixed Media" with Mary Kelly: 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Feb. 21, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Heads Up! Painting a Portrait from the Very Beginning" with Ted Jordan: 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays through Feb. 22, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Designing with Nature" with Joanna Chalson: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Feb. 22, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Lunch with the Masters with the Post Impressionists" with Don Nagel: noon-1 p.m., Thursdays through Feb. 23, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Oil Painting Workshop," with Mary Grayson Segars: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 27-29, ArtLofts, 208B Carteret St., Beaufort. $150. 843-812-9509. www.artloftsbeaufort.com

"Just Drawing" with Joyce Nagel: 1-4 p.m., Mondays through Feb. 27, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $210 for members; $245 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Oil Painting -- Intro to Oil/Acrylic with Dennis Lake: 9 a.m.-noon, March 2, 16, 23, 30, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

Last Steps to a Finished Painting with Mary Kelly: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. March 5, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Exploring Your Creativity in Watercolor" with Janet Dent: 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays through March 5, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $240 for members; $280 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Drawing" with Mary Ann Putzier: 9 a.m.-noon, March 7-9, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $90 for members; $105 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Brick by Brick--Design" with the Academy Team: 9 a.m.-noon, Fridays through March 9, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $270 for members; $315 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Experimental Printmaking" with Joanna Chalson: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 13, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $270 for members; $315 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Watercolor Pencils" with Pam Johnson Brickell: 9 a.m.-noon March 17, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Open Painting -- Anything Goes" with Ted Jordan: 9 a.m.-noon, Thursdays through March 29, Art Academy of the Art League of Hilton Head, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $360 for members; $420 for nonmembers. 843-842-5726. academy@artleaguehhi.org

"Watercolor Landscape Workshop," with Alexandra Sharma: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5-6, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $120 for members; $140 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Anything Goes Watercolor," with Marilyn Dizikes: 1-4 p.m. April 10-12, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $90 for members; $105 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

"Photoshop for Painters," with Daryl Urig: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 26-28, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $240 for members; $270 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

Plein Air Lowcountry with Daryl Urig: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 29-31, Society of Bluffton Artists, 48 Boundary St., Bluffton. $240 for members; $270 for nonmembers. 843-247-2868. www.sobagalleryonline.com

Film

Film Seminar Series hosted by Bill Garton presented by Friends of the Hilton Head Island Library: 2 p.m. Thursdays through March 8, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. For a list of the movies, go to www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

"Waiting for Superman" presented by the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area: 10 a.m. Feb. 8, Hilton Head Public Service District meeting room, 21 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-837-3436

"An Affair to Remember": 3 p.m. Feb. 12, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8; $15 for couple's pass. 912-525-5050. www.lucastheatre.com

"Forks Over Knives": 7 p.m. Feb. 12, Hilton Head Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8 Park Lane, Hilton Head Island. Free. Reserve seats by emailing pastorjasonbelyeu@gmail.com. Attendees will receive a gift, and there will be a healthy taste testing as a part of the event.

Beaufort International Film Festival: Feb. 15-19. Tickets are currently on sale at the Beaufort Visitors' Center, 713 Craven St., Beaufort; the Beaufort Film Society, 708 Carteret St., Beaufort; or order online at www.beaufortfilmfestival.com. 843-522-3196

"Happy New Year" presented by the Beaufort International Film Festival: 7 p.m. Feb. 17. All active and retired military personnel receive free admission. 843-522-3196. www.beaufortfilmfestival.com.

"Repulsion," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

"Taxi Driver," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. March 3, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

"We Still Live Here," presented by the Southern Circuit of Independent Film: 8 p.m. March 15, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8. 912-525-5050. www.makepeaceproductions.com/wampfilm.html

"Sahkanaga," presented by the Southern Circuit of Independent Film: 8 p.m. April 9, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $8. 912-525-5050. www.sahkanaga.com

"M," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. April 14, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

"Rashomon," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. April 28, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

"Casablanca," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. June 23, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

"Forrest Gump," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. July 7, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

"Cape Fear," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. July 14, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

"Breakfast at Tiffany's," film and discussion presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Cinema Circle: 7 p.m. July 28, Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. $8; $6 for seniors, students and military. 912-525-5051. www.scadboxoffice.com

Literary

Lowcountry Writer's Critique Workshop with Stephanie Austin Edwards: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 8-March 7, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $100. steffed65@islc.net. 843-597-3910. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Books Sandwiched In -- Charles Frost reviews "Hidden In Plain View," by Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond G. Dobbard: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 6, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. Bring or purchase lunch. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Books Sandwiched In -- Robert Googins reviews "Bleak House," by Charles Dickens: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 13, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. Bring or purchase lunch. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Beaufort Writers meeting: 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 14 and 28, Beaufort County Airport Conference Room, Lady's Island. 843-597-3910

Savannah Book Festival's kickoff event -- "An Evening with Brad Thor": 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Plantation Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island. 1 Cottonwood Lane, Savannah. $65. 912-598-4040. www.savannahbookfestival.org

"Evening with Walter Isaacson," author of "Steve Jobs," the biography: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Trustees Theater, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $10. 912-525-5050. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

"The Ant & the Elephant" poetry seminar with Starkey Flythe Jr., presented by the Poetry Society of South Carolina: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 18, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 843-379-2787. www.poetrysocietysc.org, www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Books Sandwiched In -- Gary Kubic reviews "Unbroken," by Laura Hillenbrand: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 20, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. Bring or purchase lunch. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Hilton Head Library Book Club -- "The Known World," by Edward P. Jones: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6520. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

C. Hope Clark, author of "A Lowcountry Bribe," presented by Beaufort ProWriters at ARTworks: 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $10. 843-379-2787. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Lisa See, author of "Dreams of Joy," presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort's Lunch With Author series: noon Feb. 23, Holiday Inn, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort. $42. 843-521-4147. kingsley@uscb.edu

"Trusting Your Authentic Voice: From the Mat to the Page" -- an inspiring combination of yoga and writing: 1-5 p.m. Feb. 25, Yoga Chandra Center, Lady's Island Marina #12. $45. For more details, contact Katherine Tandy Brown at 843-379-5886 or ktandybrown@gmail.com; or Kathy Folson at 843-812-6099 or kathydfolsom@gmail.com.

Books Sandwiched In -- Rebecca Sprecher reviews her book "Flying: A Novel," co-authored with Paula Helfrich: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 27, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Free. Bring or purchase lunch. 843-255-6458. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Beaufort Intergalactic Storytelling Festival presented by ARTworks, Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry and the Lowcountry Storytellers Guild: March 8-10, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org

Beaufort Writers meeting: 4:30-6 p.m. March 13 and 27, Beaufort County Airport Conference Room, Lady's Island. 843-597-3910

Michael Parker, author of "Virginia Lovers," presented by University of South Carolina Beaufort's Lunch With Author series: noon March 14, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. $42. 843-521-4147. kingsley@uscb.edu

Hilton Head Library Book Club -- "The Paris Wife," by Paula McLain: 6:30 p.m. March 20, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6520. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Comedy

"In God We Rust," with Lewis Black: 8 p.m. Feb. 12, Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $35-$59.50. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

Rodney Carrington: 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $45. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

Royal Comedy Tour with Sommore, Earthquake, Mark Curry and Tony Rock: 7 p.m. March 23, Martin Luther King Jr. Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $38-$46. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

Daniel Tosh: 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. April 10, Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. 912-651-6556. www.savannahcivic.com

Culinary

Farmers Market of Bluffton: noon-4 p.m. Feb. 9 and 23 and March 8, Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447. www.farmersmarketbluffton.org

"Kids in the Kitchen": 2-3 p.m. Feb. 18, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Recipe Exchange: 4-5 p.m. Feb. 24, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Adults are asked to bring in their favorite snack food and the recipe for it to celebrate National Snack Food Month. Copies of the recipes will be distributed to everyone who shows up. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Knife Skills & Culinary Basics 102" cooking class presented by Technical College of the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Health Culinary Arts Center: 9:30 a.m.-noon March 3, Hilton Head Health, 14 Valencia Road, Hilton Head Island. $150. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu

"Local Cuisine 103" cooking class presented by Technical College of the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Health Culinary Arts Center: 9:30 a.m.-noon April 7, Hilton Head Health, 14 Valencia Road, Hilton Head Island. $150. 843-525-8205. www.tcl.edu

KIDS AND FAMILIES

"ArtStart Pre-Dance" -- designed to enhance kinesthetic awareness and develop motor movement skills in ages 2-5: 11-11:45 a.m. (for ages 2-3) and noon-12:45 p.m. (for ages 4-5) Wednesdays through Feb. 29, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $60. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Mystery at the Library": Children grades 2-6 are invited to help the staff solve the mystery of the day. 2-3 p.m. Feb. 4, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Bookworms Storytime -- Celebrate Elmo's Birthday" for ages 2-5: 11 a.m. Feb. 7 and 2 p.m. Feb. 8, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Proper Me, Manners and Charm Tea Party" for ages 4-13: 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Booksalicious, 14 Promenade, Suite 304, Bluffton. Free. 843-815-5439. booksalicious@hargray.com

"Preschool Fair" presented by MOMS Club of Bluffton/Hilton Head: 6 p.m. Feb. 13, Booksalicious, 14 Promenade, Suite 304, Bluffton. Meet directors from eight area preschools and talk to a speech pathologist. Free. momsclubofbhh@gmail.com

"Valentine Storytime" for ages 2-5: 11 a.m. Feb. 14, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"ArtStart" -- art classes for ages 2-5 to help develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays through Feb. 16, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $60. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Kids in the Kitchen": 2-3 p.m. Feb. 18, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Painting and Printmaking": For ages 6-12. 12:30-1:45 p.m. (homeschool group) and 4:15-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 21, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. $90. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www.artshhi.com

"Imagination Hour" at The Sandbox Children's Museum: 10 a.m. Thursdays through Feb. 23, The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum, 18A Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. Free with cost of admission ($6). 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

"Game On -- Gaming in the Library": 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 23, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Recipe Exchange: 4 p.m. Feb. 24, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Adults are asked to bring in their favorite snack food and the recipe for it to celebrate National Snack Food Month. Copies of the recipes will be distributed to everyone who shows up. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Curious George" for ages 4-8: 4 p.m. Feb. 27, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Silly Ducks Storytime": 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Book Stars" for ages 4-8: 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 28, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Book Babies" for children up to age 2: 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 29, Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Weird Science Wednesday" -- experience revolting recipes and explore the wacky world of science: 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 29, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Hand-Crafted Creations" for ages 6-9: 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through March 6, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org.

"Artmaking in the Afternoon!" for ages 10-15: 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through March 6, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org.

"Printmaking" for ages 6-9: 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays through March 7, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org.

"Hammered Metal" for ages 11-16: 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays through March 7, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org.

"Theatrical Movement" with Heather Denardo for ages 6-9: 4-5:30 p.m., Thursdays through March 8, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org.

"Adventure Stories by Lowcountry Kids" with Lisa Rentz for ages 9-16: 4-5:30 p.m., Thursdays through March 8, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $50. 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org.

Harlem Globetrotters: 7 p.m. March 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. $35-$55. 800-351-7469, 912-651-6556. www.savannahga.gov

"Lapsit Storytime": For babies 8 months-24 months. 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through April 24, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Storytime" for ages 3-7: 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 24, Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

Ongoing events

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island. $6 for adults and children older than 2. 843-842-7645. www.thesandbox.org

OUTDOORS/WILDLIFE

Hilton Head Island Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3-4, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Parking is $7 a day or $10 for both days. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Safe Boating Class: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 3 and 10, Hilton Head Boathouse, 405 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. $75; $100 a couple; $20 on the water. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

Safe Boating Class: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31 and April 7, University of South Carolina Beaufort Hilton Head Gateway Campus, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. $145; includes lunch. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

FESTIVALS, CELEBRATIONS AND BENEFITS

Community Donation Yoga Class: Benefits local charities. noon-1 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays through March 3, Jiva Yoga Center, 1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Suggested donation is $5. 843-247-4549. www.jivayogacenter.com

"What does your Dream Home look like?" workshop: Benefits the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission. 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8, Ethan Allen Design Center, 115 Okatie Center Blvd. N., Bluffton. Donation of dog/cat food, a toy or blanket, cash or cleaning supplies is requested. 843-705-4422

A Taste of Gullah: noon-3 p.m. Feb. 11, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. 843-686-3945. www.artshhi.com

Brooke's Haven Animal Rescue Yard Sale to benefit the rescues: Noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 11-12, 25 Buck Island Road, Bluffton. 843-757-7387.

"Straight From the Heart" 16th annual Valentine Dinner, Dance and Auction presented by The Children's Relief Fund and Area 8 Special Olympics: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Crowne Plaza Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. $125. 843-681-7668

6th annual Cooks & Books: Benefits Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 12, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Markel's in Bluffton, Burke's Main Street Pharmacy on Hilton Head and at Le Cookery on Hilton Head. www.lowcountryliteracy.org

Hilton Head Elks Lodge 2773 Sweetheart Dinner and Dance: 7 p.m. Feb. 12, Elks Lodge 2773, 173 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. $15. Reservations required. 843-681-3518 or 843-681-7460

Beaufort International Film Festival: Feb. 15-19. Tickets are currently on sale at the Beaufort Visitors' Center, 713 Craven St., Beaufort; the Beaufort Film Society, 708 Carteret St., Beaufort; or order online at www.beaufortfilmfestival.com. 843-522-3196.

Relay Rocks Happy Hour: Benefits Relay for Life Hilton Head. 5-7 p.m. Feb. 16, The Chart House, 2 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. $20 donation for drinks and appetizers. 843-757-7450. www.relayforlife.org/hiltonheadsc

MuseArt, a Pas de Deux of Music and Art: Profits from sales benefit the Savannah Philharmonic. Opening reception is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at The Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker Street, Savannah. Public showing runs through March 1. 912-232-6002. www.savannahphilharmonic.org

Lowcountry Legal Volunteers' 5th Annual Celebration of Justice -- A Walk Down Bourbon Street: 6 p.m. Feb. 18, Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Dr., Hilton Head Island. Louisiana-style dinner, silent auction and social justice awards. $75. 843-815-1570

Mary Green Choral's debut concert, "This Shining Night ... A Midwinter Celebration": Benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Beaufort County. 8 p.m. Feb. 18, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $5-$75. 843-681-2200. www.NAMIBeaufortCounty.com

Fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival's "Evening in Ireland": 6-9 p.m. Feb. 24, Best Western Sea Island Inn, 1015 Bay St., Beaufort. $45. www.beaufortirishfestival.org

"Re-Nude" art sale and fundraiser: Benefits Planned Parenthood. 6-10 p.m. Feb. 24, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. www.pphsinc.org/events

Relay for Life Applebee's Pancake Breakfast: Benefits Relay for Life Hilton Head. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Feb. 25, Applebee's, 200 Museum St., Hilton Head Island. $5. 843-757-7450. www.relayforlife.org/hiltonheadsc

Fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival's "Irish Family Festival": noon-4 p.m. Feb. 25, Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary St., Beaufort. $10; kids 12 and under are free. www.beaufortirishfestival.org

Red Apron Chili Cookoff: Benefits Bluffton Self Help. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25, Tanger 2 Outlet Center, Bluffton. $35 to enter the cookoff; $15 for spectators who don't bring donations; $10 for spectators who bring non-perishable food items. 843-757-8000. lili@blufftonselfhelp.org. www.Blufftonselfhelp.org

Second Annual A-Town Get Down Music Festival: Benefits Savannah College of Art and Design scholarship funds. 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St., Savannah. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. www.a-towngetdown.com

Fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival's "Irish Pub Night": 9 p.m. Feb. 25, Luther's Rare & Well-Done, 910 Bay St., Beaufort. www.beaufortirishfestival.org

Fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival's "Jam Session": 1-4 p.m. Feb. 26, Luther's Rare & Well-Done, 910 Bay St., Beaufort. www.beaufortirishfestival.org

Trivia Night presented by The Low Country, SC Chapter of the Kappa Delta Alumnae Association: Benefits CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association). 7 p.m. Feb. 29, The Lodge, 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. For further information or team registration call 843-290-6624 or email frveldran@aol.com.

"We Love Being Here With You" fundraiser for Sun City Lion's Club charities: 7 p.m. March 2, Magnolia Hall, Sun City. $20. 843-705-6236

Hilton Head Island Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3-4, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Parking is $7 a day or $10 for both days. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Beaufort Intergalactic Storytelling Festival presented by ARTworks, Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry and the Lowcountry Storytellers Guild: March 8-10, ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. www.artworksinbeaufort.org

Grand Wine Tasting & Silent Auction for the 2012 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 9, Harbour Town Conference Center at The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. $65. 843-686-4944. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com

2012 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival: noon-3 p.m. March 10, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. $45; $39.99 per ticket if purchased before Feb. 5. 843-686-4944. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com

Relay Rocks Happy Hour: Benefits Relay for Life Hilton Head. 5-7 p.m. March 15, Skull Creek Boathouse, 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. $20 donation for drinks and appetizers. 843-757-7450. www.relayforlife.org/hiltonheadsc

Wingfest: Benefits Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children's Scholarship Fund. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 24, Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. www.islandreccenter.org

Fifth Annual Wounded Warrior Motorcycle Run: Benefits the Independence Fun and Lt. Dan Weekend. noon April 28, AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. $15. 843-263-5450. www.ltdanweekend.com

A Taste of Beaufort Festival: May 4-5, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Free. www.downtownbeaufort.com

TOURNAMENTS AND RACES

Relay For Life Hilton Head: Benefits Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. 6 p.m. May 4, Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-757-7450. www.relayforlife.org/hiltonheadsc

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

"Get Heart Healthy in 2012" presented by Hospice Care of America and the S.H.A.R.E. Center: 2:30-3:15 p.m. Feb. 7, S.H.A.R.E. Center, 6 Office Way, Suite 915, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-6444

Blood Alliance blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9, Sea Pines Commuity, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-1343. www.igiveblood.com

Blood Alliance blood drive: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 13, 100 Marina Drive, Dataw Island. 843-838-2066. www.igiveblood.com

Blood Alliance blood drive: 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Feb. 14, 100 Marina Drive, Dataw Island. 843-838-2066. www.igiveblood.com

Blood Alliance blood drive: 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 15, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, 955 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-5169. www.igiveblood.com

Blood Alliance blood drive: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 16, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, 955 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-5169. www.igiveblood.com

Blood Alliance blood drive: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, 955 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. 843-522-5169. www.igiveblood.com

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group of Beaufort County: 6 p.m. Feb. 21, Beaufort Elementary School, 1800 Prince St., Beaufort; 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Hilton Head IB Elementary School, 30 School Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-726-1092, 843-521-3150, 843-521-2399

Community Health Fair: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 8, Helena House, 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal. Free blood pressure screenings, blood sugar tests, skin cancer screenings, balance tests and fall risk assessments will be offered. Lipid profile cholesterol screenings, prostate/psa tests and HgbA1C 3-month blood sugar tests are $10 each. 843-982-0233

YMCA of Beaufort County annual meeting: noon Feb. 8, YMCA Aerobics Room, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com

Red Cross New Volunteer Orientation and Disaster Services Overview Training: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 9 or Feb. 21, Palmetto Service Center, 59 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-7437.www.lowcountryredcross.org

"Healing Hearts" 10-week abortion recovery support group: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 9-April 12, Beaufort Women's Center, 25B Marshellen Drive, Beaufort. 843-525-0300

Free yoga classes: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 21, Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. Free, first-come, first-seved basis. Participants must bring a mat or towel. 843-255-6525. www.beaufortcountylibrary.org

"Stroller Strides," drop-in fitness classes for moms and babies, presented by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services: 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Feb. 27, Charles "Lind" Brown Activity Center, 1001 Hamar St., Beaufort; and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 28, Burton Wells Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Recreation Drive, Burton. First class is free. $10 a class; $50 a month. 843-379-1039. aaronschranz@strollerstrides.net

"The Quest for Wellness" support group sponsored by First Presbyterian Church Health Ministries: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 28, south entrance classroom, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-0062, www.fpchhi.org

Community Donation Yoga Class: For all levels. Benefits local charities. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through March 3, Jiva Yoga Center, 1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. By donation ($5 suggested). 843-247-4549. www.jivayogacenter.com

Free vascular screenings for adults ages 50 and older: 9 a.m.-noon March 15, Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head Island. Call for appointment. 877-582-2737

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"Island History Series: Civil War in the Lowcountry" presented by Bob Smith, past president of the Heritage Library: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $10 for nonmembers; $15 for nonmember couples; $8 for members; $12 for member couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

Live from New York City's 92nd Street Y presentation, featuring "Unprotected Texts: Controversial Elements in the Bible," with Barth Ehrman, Jennifer Wright Knust, David Gibson and Aaron Friedberg: 8:15 p.m. Feb. 7, Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Registration required. 843-689-2178. info@bethyam.org

"Get with the Program! Family Tree Maker" with Carol Clemen: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"John C. Breckinridge: From Vice President of the United States to General in the Confederate States of America" presented by William C. Davis and the Lowcountry Civil War Round Table: 6:45 p.m. Feb. 8, Bluffton High School Auditorium, McCracken Circle off Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. $10. For details, contact Chris Clayton at chrisdenterprise@adelphia.net or 843-681-1956.

Beaufort County Historical Society presents Joseph McGill: noon Feb. 9, Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Clubn Drive, Beaufort. R.S.V.P. by 5 p.m. Feb. 6 for a $10 optional light lunch served at 11:30 a.m. prior to the meeting. 843-785-2767.

"It's All About the Light -- Favorite Photographs and the Stories Behind Them" presented by the Hilton Head Audubon Society: 3 p.m. Feb. 9, Sea Island Room, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

"African American Civil War Lecture Series": 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Darrah Hall, Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island. 843-408-7727. www.penncenter.com

"Gullah Culture" presented by Louise Cohen: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $10 for nonmembers; $15 for nonmember couples; $8 for members; $12 for member couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Crown Heads of Europe" presented by Dalton Parker: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 12, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Mitchelville: Then and Now" presented by Bob Smith, past president of the Heritage Library: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $10 for nonmembers; $15 for nonmember couples; $8 for members; $12 for member couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Online Genealogy, Using the Web for Genealogy Research" with Linda Piekut: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"From the bottom up: An exploration of design rooted in experiment, specificity, and the primacy of ideas" presented by architect Dolan Daggett and Savannah College of Art and Design: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Museum of Art theater, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah. Free. 912-525-6928. www.scad.org

"Evening with Walter Isaacson," author of "Steve Jobs," the biography: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Trustees Theater, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. $10. 912-525-5050. www.savannahmusicfestival.org

Care of camellias seminar presented by Sidney Frazier: 1 p.m. Feb. 18, Middleton Place Garden Market and Nursery, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston. Free. www.middletonplace.org

"Gullah Genealogy, a Gullah Celebration" presented by John Griffin: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $10 for nonmembers; $15 for nonmember couples; $8 for members; $12 for member couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Signatures are for writers: Making your mark without predicting your presence" presented by interior designer Will McGovern and Savannah College of Art and Design: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Museum of Art theater, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah. Free. 912-525-6928. www.scad.org

"The Business Case for Sustainability" workshop hosted by Experience Green: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Palmetto Electric Co-op Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. $49. 843-882-7616. www.experiencegreen.org

"Sustainability as a Systemic Methodology," a Sustainability Roundtable with Sea Islands 2050 hosted by Experience Green: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 28, Palmetto Electric Co-op Community Room, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-882-7616. www.experiencegreen.org

"Revolution & Rebellion" presented by Bill Altstaetter, chairman of History Studies at The Heritage Library: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $10 for nonmembers; $15 for nonmember couples; $8 for members; $12 for member couples. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Advanced Family Tree Maker, Moving Beyond the Basics" with Carol Clemens: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 29, Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members. 843-686-6560. www.heritagelib.org

"Historic Preservation and the Team: Constructing partnerships for successful project implementation" presented by Ron Staley and Savannah College of Art and Design: 5:30 p.m. March 1, Museum of Art theater, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah. Free. 912-525-6928. www.scad.org

"An Examination of Fourth Natures: Emerging territories that exist as a mediation of natural and built environments" presented by Lola Sheppard and Savannah College of Art and Design: 5:30 p.m. March 8, Museum of Art theater, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah. Free. 912-525-6928. www.scad.org

Live from New York City's 92nd Street Y presentation, featuring former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, with moderator Stephen Adler, editor in chief at Reuters News: 8 p.m. March 15, Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Registration required. 843-689-2178. info@bethyam.org

Live from New York City's 92nd Street Y presentation, featuring "Between Science and Art" with Eric Kandel, author of "The Age of Insight," and actor Alan Alda: 8 p.m. April 5, Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Registration required. 843-689-2178. info@bethyam.org

CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS

Bridge Clinics: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays ("Conventions You Should Know") and Fridays ("Stayman, Transfers and Strong Bids") through March 9, Bridge Club, Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head Island. $10 a class. 843-689-6239

Doll Club: New Bluffton/Hilton Head doll club is looking for members. Antiques to Barbie collectors welcome. If interested, call Susan at 843-836-3941 or Connie at 843-422-4056.

Princeton Club of Hilton Head: The club is being rejuvenated. Please contact club president Scott Foster at 843-842-8160 for details.

"eBay: Startup": 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 9, 14, 16, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $79. www.tcl.edu

"Waiting for Superman" presented by the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area: 10 a.m. Feb. 8, Hilton Head Public Service District meeting room, 21 Oak Park Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. 843-837-3436

YMCA of Beaufort County annual meeting: noon Feb. 8, YMCA Aerobics Room, 1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal. www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com

Thomas Heyward Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting: 2 p.m. Feb. 9, 18 Old Ferry Cove, Lady's Island. "Property Rights of Women from the 18th Century to Today" will be discussed. 843-521-0134

"It's All About the Light -- Favorite Photographs and the Stories Behind Them" presented by the Hilton Head Audubon Society: 3 p.m. Feb. 9, Sea Island Room, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Free. www.hiltonheadaudubon.org

"Social Media, The Very Basics": 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16, Technical College of the Lowcountry, New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton. $49. www.tcl.edu

Hilton Head Island Ski Club Social: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 10, Jump and Phils, 7 Greenwood Drive #3, Hilton Head Island. Dinner is optional. Members and nonmembers are invited. For details, call Bev Moran at 843-681-4181.

"Making Money with E-Books" with local author Stephanie Edwards: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 11, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $79. www.tcl.edu

"Hearts & Heritage Tea" hosted by the Lowcountry Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Dataw Island. Any Pi Phis in the area are welcome to attend. For more information and to RSVP contact Sue at 843-838-6629.

"Preschool Fair" presented by MOMS Club of Bluffton/Hilton Head: 6 p.m. Feb. 13, Booksalicious, 14 Promenade St 304, Bluffton. Meet directors from eight area preschools and talk to a speech pathologist. Free. momsclubofbhh@gmail.com

Low Country Christian Women's Connection Luncheon featuring Barbara Gobbs: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15, Hampton Hall Club House, Hampton Hall Plantation, Bluffton. $24; must be paid by Feb. 10. Make checks payable to CWC Bluffton and mailed to Judy Murphy, 52 Hampton Circle, Bluffton, SC 29909. 843-705-7950

"Internet and Email": 6-9 p.m. Feb. 15, Technical College, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $49. www.tcl.edu

The Palmetto Quilt Guild: 1 p.m. Feb. 16, Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $5 visitor fee. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild

Palmetto Quilt Guild monthly meeting: 1 p.m. Feb. 16, Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. Karen Eckmeier will present a lecture "Oops, My Edges Are Showing!" Guests are welcome; $5 visitor fee. 843-757-2613. www.palmettoquiltguild.org

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island meeting: 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Palmetto Electric Company, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head. Free. 843-301-5252. www.cchhi.net

"Intro to Word": 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22, Technical College, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $39. www.tcl.edu

"The American Revolution Roundtable -- SC" quarterly luncheon: noon Feb. 23, Colleton River Plantation Club, Bluffton. The luncheon will be preceded by a social gathering at 11:30 a.m. David Reuwer, a Charleston attorney and historian, will speak on "The Importance of the Battle of Eutaw Springs." 843-705-7575

The Beaufort Branch of American Association of University Women: 6 p.m. Feb. 28, TCL Beaufort campus, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Guest speaker will be Chris Taggart, director of the Born to Read Program. 843-522-2796.

"Intro to Excel": 6-9 p.m. Feb. 29, Technical College, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $39. www.tcl.edu

Society of Bluffton Artists bus trip to Atlanta's High Museum of Art: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. March 7. The bus will leave from 48 Boundary St., Bluffton, at 7:00 a.m. and will leave Atlanta at 4:00 p.m. There will be refreshments in the morning and returning home. $95 for the bus, tickets, and refreshments. 843-837-5310. bobanddee@hargray.com

"eBay: Startup": 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 10 and 17, Technical College of the Lowcountry, New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton. $79. www.tcl.edu

"eBay Store": 6-8:30 p.m. March 13 and 15, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $45. www.tcl.edu

"Intro to PowerPoint": 6-9 p.m. March 14, Technical College, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. $39. www.tcl.edu

"Social Media, The Very Basics": 6-8 p.m. March 22 and 29, Technical College of the Lowcountry, New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton. $49. www.tcl.edu

"eBay Store": 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 31, New River Campus, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 100 Community College Drive, Bluffton. $45. www.tcl.edu

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Soup kitchen donations: Donations are being accepted for a new soup kitchen at Spring Hill AME Church. 843-263-8271

Okatie Rotary Reading Program -- Volunteers needed to read to children at Pritchardville Elementary: Background check required. Contact Diane Merrick at merrickds@yahoo.com.

Coastal Discovery Museum Docent and Volunteer Training: 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 14, 20, 28 and March 7, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Plantation Road, Hilton Head Island. Registration required. 843-689-6767, ext 223. www.coastaldiscovery.org

Palmetto Animal League Thrift volunteer recruitment: Supports Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center in Okatie. Volunteers may complete an application and sign up for training from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. six days a week at the store in Sheridan Park in Bluffton. Volunteers are needed for all shifts to manage inventory, cashier and merchandising, and to assist customers. 843-837-6369

Fifth Annul Beaufort Irish Festival volunteers sought: Volunteers and vendors are needed Feb. 26. Contact Noel Tillman at 843-379-7704 or email cntillman@embarqmail.com or go on the website at www.beaufortirishfestival.org.

ETC.

Free income tax service provided by IRS-sponsored volunteers: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 12. Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. Bring W-2s, 1099-R's, etc., plus last year's return and a photo ID.

"What does your Dream Home look like?" workshop: Benefits the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission. 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8, Ethan Allen Design Center, 115 Okatie Center Blvd. N., Bluffton. Donation of dog/cat food, a toy or blanket, cash or cleaning supplies is requested. 843-705-4422

AARP Driver Safety Class: For ages 50 and older. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 15-16, The Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort. $12 for AARP members; $14 for nonmembers. 843-521-1941

Mather School Alumni Celebration and Bell Ringing Ceremony hosted by the Technical College of the Lowcountry: A reception will begin at noon, and the formal program will begin at 1:00 p.m. Feb. 17, MacLean Hall Student Center, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Mather alumni and their guests who are interested in attending are asked to RSVP to 843-525-8294 or rsvp@tcl.edu.

AARP Driver Safety Course: For ages 50 and older. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 18, Sea Pines Community Center, 70 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. $14; $12 for AARP members. Admittance to Sea Pines is free for pre-registered students. 843-671-2594

Hilton Head Island Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3-4, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Parking is $7 a day or $10 for both days. www.coastaldicsovery.org

Safe Boating Class: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 3 and 10, Hilton Head Boathouse, 405 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. $75; $100 a couple; $20 on the water. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

Safe Boating Class: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31 and April 7, University of South Carolina Beaufort Hilton Head Gateway Campus, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton. $145; includes lunch. 843-785-8876. www.hhsps.org

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